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Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitch gives player an incredibly powerful weapon – Attack Up +65,535

Posted on July 17, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U

Update: Reddit users are now questioning the legitimacy of this glitch. Rather than playing on Switch, it’s thought that this person instead modded the game on Wii U manually. We’ll update this post if we hear anything further.


Original: Glitches in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can result in all sorts of fun. The latest one, which happened to Reddit user Eastonator12, involves a weapon.

Eastonator12 took down a Lynel after playing the game on Switch. The game crashed, but everything was fine – except for one thing. The Savage Lynel Sword in the player’s inventory carries damage of 6,559 with an “Attack Up” stat of 65,535. 65,535 is the maximum value for a 16bit unsigned integer in the world of programming, in case you’re interested.

You can see Eastonator12 taking down the final boss in Breath of the Wild with just one hit of the sword with the video below.

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  • SHULZ21

    What The

  • Lord Ozzie

    The true Master Sword…

  • BRLawa

    This is fake. He is not on the switch version, but actually he’s on Wii U, and this is hacked. The dude claimed it was from the Gold Lynel in the coliseum, however the lynel in the coliseum never drops a savage lynel sword. It drops a flameblade. There’s more to this over on my reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Breath_of_the_Wild/comments/6nvmum/game_crashed_after_killing_a_lynel_and_i_come/dkcrfji/

    • Kalmaro

      Yeah I read your post, looks pretty clear this was hacked.

    • Dascylus

      Definitely fake, the redditor who posted it already deleted their account.

  • AquaBat

    Hackers are so predictable.
    “Guys I totally just FOUND this weird glitch that let me one shot everything!”
    And of course they fail to account for something small that completely shatters their story: The Gold Lynel in the Colosseum only drops Flameblades.

  • QuestionKing3445

    Of course it hacked, crashing the game doesn’t give these kind of glitches. And why would there ever be a weapon that strong? It literally made the game go to Ganon’s second phase before killing the beast, because its not suppose to have weapons that strong.

  • I pwned U!

    Eastonator12 has now confirmed that it was fake.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Breath_of_the_Wild/comments/6nx28j/its_the_lynel_sword_guy_sorry/

    I am personally going to do this save edit to my Ancient Sword because it is immune to lightning. And to my Ancient Spear because it can do more attacks in the same time frame. And I will max out the durability of all of my weapons again because it has been a few months since I last did it.

  • Marc

    Hahaha!

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